Iztapalapa, Mexico City's most crowded district, is home to the largest produce market in the Western Hemisphere—and now an epicenter of one of the world’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks.  

Japan’s approach to COVID-19: learning to coexist with it—without strict lockdowns or widespread testing. As infections ebb, the method appears to be working thanks to peer pressure to wear masks, and early acceptance of the asymptomatic spread, super-spreader events, and…

As normalcy returns to much of China, a “wartime mode” lockdown continues across the Xinjiang region—with some people even locked into their homes with metal bars. “The government has used an ax where a scalpel was needed,” said a 21-year-old resident of Urumqi, where the…

Venezuela’s bungled attempt to mimic China’s strict lockdown practices has meant patients “crammed for weeks into filthy warehouses,” 

When Peter Hessler returned to teaching at China’s Sichuan University in the midst of a national lockdown, his task was to teach a nonfiction writing class—a cohort he describes as the “Children of the Coronavirus.”   From students’ field assignments, he learned a huge…

Failing to comply with pandemic lockdowns in Colombia could get you killed, as armed groups take matters into their own hands, a new 

The global uprising in response to the police killing of George Floyd has prompted a fresh look at discriminatory law enforcement across the globe. A new report from Amnesty International details how that has extended to COVID-19 lockdowns across Europe.  

Lauded for its success in stemming COVID-19, Germany suffered a setback this weekend as data revealed an uptick in the country’s basic reproduction number that may signal another lockdown.   The country’s coronavirus reproduction number climbed to 2.88 yesterday, meaning…

As governors, mayors, and public health leaders joined recent mass protests across the US, some critics have cried foul—charging them with hypocrisy and political motivations for suddenly downplaying the importance of aggressive social distancing, The Washington Post…

Lockdowns are winding down even as coronavirus cases continue to rise in at least 20 US states, NPR reports. And the US has now reached 2 million confirmed cases—a chilling milestone.